Skip to main content

PHIL 7735 Hermeneutics of Religion (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar explores recent debates in continental philosophy of religion about the "God who comes after metaphysics." Beginning with the phenomenological approach of Husserl, Heidegger, and Levinas, the course will proceed to a discussion of more recent retrievals of the God question in hermeneutics and deconstruction--Ricoeur, Derrida, Caputo, and Marion. Key issues explored include the critique of omnipotence, God as possible/impossible, theism/atheism/posttheism and the question of interreligious dialogue and pluralism. The seminar invites class presentations from students.

Instructor(s): Richard Kearney

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17